Thursday, March 23, 2017

18C Female Personification of Spring

1711 Four Seasons Le Printems by Nicolas Chateau Published by Nicolas Chateau After Robert Tournières  Paris

Here Spring is depicted as a draped female figure, Her left breast is unveiled & exposed, and she is picking a flower from a curved garden arch above her. This year Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20th. Spring & "springtime" refer to the ecological, environmental season, and also to ideas of rebirth, rejuvenation, renewal, resurrection & regrowth.